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Linne Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 638 students

 

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Posted November 14, 2014

Linne is a wonderful and awesome school. I have two children that in my opinion are receiving a challenging and well balanced education. This is truly the hidden gem of the Chicago Public Schools. My son has violin, culinary, and a number of opportunities to get involved in the fine arts. My daughter has learned so much not just about academics but about nutrition and health. She is enrolled in the 55 alive program led by former Bear Otis Wilson and participates in exercise, sports, martial arts, and dance. This happens every single day after-school from 3 to 6 p.m. and it's all FREE. This year the school gave away FREE backpacks, schools supplies, and for halloween all the kids who attended the school's Fall Fest received a huge FREE pumpkin. The teachers are friendly and very involved. The Principal and Vice-Principal are very responsive are really doing an outstanding job! When you consider what other schools offer, you are getting a bargain by attending this public school that behaves more like a $20,000 a year private school. I highly recommend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2014

My school is the best Chicago Public School I have ever worked in (5 schools in 9 years). It is filled with energetic kids that care about their education. They are concerned with their performance, want good grades, and respond to positive reinforcement well. This school offeres students a full complement of the arts. It has a full time art and music teacher. It boosts more technology than most Chicago Public Schools and the technology teacher was voted as the "technolgy instructor to watch" in 2013/2014. The school partners with many organizations to bring innovative programs both during the school day and after school. The students at Linne experience culinary classes, an after school drama program that is growing in scope and quality, violin, ballet, dancing, guitar, ceramics and innovative enrichment classes at the middle school level developed out of the students interests. The school has very little behavioral issues and focuses on having high behavior expectations for all students using a positive behavior incentive system involving lots of modeling and teaching of social norms. We also boast one of the cities few true bilingual education programs. Linne is great!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 1, 2014

SO this school is really out of control needs to improve a lot time to get rid of the problems starting with an uncooperative staff members teachers do not the kids with learning disabilities The gifted kids learn like regular sixth grade nothing special just more homework really. Fighting why to much in this school and the parents are so out of touch with reality . awesome principal horrible staff and little respect for the school by the kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2014

Linne is a school on the move, students get a great education as well as the taste of the arts, students at Linne get to experience tap, jazz dance violin, guitar, photography, ballet as well as culinary. In the year 2014-2015 Linne students at Linne will experience and learn the ins and outs of bring a Mariachis band. Linne students are taught by deadacated, highly educated and teachers willing to go the extra mile for all it's students. The wellness committee earned a gold medal for the school for its decation to the students health and wellness. We invite you to come visit with us.


Posted December 7, 2013

I love Linne school and I am one of their biggest advocates. As a former student and a parent of two children that attended Linne I can t express how grateful I am to the principal, teachers and support staff for giving my children an excellent education. The teachers are amazing, committed, easily accessible and available to answer questions and the school strongly encourages parent involvement. Both of my children have received an excellent education and I would recommend this school to everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2013

This school in my opinion, is probably becoming more worse by the second. Last year teachers with high expectations got fired because low scores. Not because of how they taught but the opinions of the principal and lack of effort from children. Now all that I see is disgusting food, dirty floors, and fights. The staff start to change attitudes when parents are around(children tell me.) Parents should be more alert with schools like these. Linne has got to step it up, there are better schools in the city! They may have added programs but the teachers are the main reason children have lack of effort! Last thing is my child always comes in with so much to do whether test study, tons on homework or projects! I would like to have a break and talk to my child NOT about school but life. This school sucks the kids life out. Linne use to be a grand school when my last children went here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2013

Love my child's KinderGarten Teacher and the Principal of this school, my son started Reading !!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2012

As a prior parent and community member, Linne has a lot of programs that weren't available when my children went here now they offer programs for the parents, students and community. Linne is a great neighborhood school something most parents are look for. The teachers and staff at Linne strive to making sure the students are held to the highest standards. CPS should use Linne as a model for all neighborhood schools.


Posted June 23, 2011

Lots has changed since the Mr. Giglio days! Some of these comments are from 2005! Come inside while kids are inside and see for yourself how the 'good 'ol days' are gone but never forgotten!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 21, 2011

I believe Linne is the best elementary school I have worked in! Most of the teachers are hard working, caring, and respectful. May the new principal, whomever it may be, treat all teachers equally and follow protocol whenever incidences do arise.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 21, 2011

I believe Linne is the best elementary school I have worked in! Most of the teachers are hard working, caring, and respectful. May the new principal, whomever it may be, treat all teachers equally and follow protocol whenever incidences do arise.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 23, 2011

I was a former student at linne and i think this school was very good. I don't have any complaints all the programs at this school are great the teachers are very understanding and they help with work if you need more help. The teachers are very caring for the students. I am proud to say i have gone to this school.


Posted September 12, 2007

I think Linne is an excellent school and they offer good programs for gifted kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2006

I've been a parent at Linne for the past 14yrs. My girls have attended there since they were in Pre-k. Overall, Linne is a wonderful school with a principal and teachers who care very much for the education of every child. Sure, there will be those students and parents who will not be too happy with the discipline and teachings at Linne; but these are the students/parents who like to do their own thing and not follow the rules. They prefer to put their personal feelings first rather than an educational aspect to better the students. These parents and students lack education and fundamental values of what a REAL education should consist of. Mr. Giglio is a very caring man who has always put the safety and education of the students first at Linne School, and sometimes this causes some bad vibes from students and parents. Overall, Linne is GREAT.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2006

This school is alright, to not point any teachers out, I as a student think that there's a teacher(s) that put down the students and that that teacher(s) accuse the students of something that's not even true, that's why I gave teacher quality a 3. I'm not saying that all the teachers are like that, but in junior high, that's how the teacher(s). Everything else is alright, the sports for 7th/8th, jean day, etc. In my opinion this school is an alright place. The pricipal and assistant principal, were really nice ppl to bad they are retiring.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 10, 2005

My son has attended Linne since Pre-K. It is the only school he has attended. I feel they need more organization and more communication with parents. I don't know many teachers in the school and have came across very few who have went the extra mile to assist me in my concerns. By this I mean actually taking it in to their hands instead of passing me around. I have been in that situation alot. It would seem to me that it is your place of buisness and you would know what is going on in your school and where a parent can find the right sources. I just hope Linne will get organized and understand from a parent's point of view that it is very important to keep things together so kids do not fall through the holes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2005

Linne definately needs more space. The children have no recess. Yeah they might get choice time but when the weather is nice they do need to be kids and have a little interaction on the playground.Way to many students per class. I don't understand the split classes , like 6/7th or 7/8th. There are some good teachers but for the most part my child has had some pretty questionalble teachers. My child is actually carrying books home he don't need for home work. Everyday back and forth. He says there is no room in his desk and the teacher does not allow them under the desk or on top. This is ridiculous. The backpack is very heavy. Linne for the classes that are switching....think about putting in lockers or something. One more thing the kids can not even use the closet.?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2005

I believe that more parental involvement will improve the overall success of the students learning experience. Academic programs are statisfactory. Although children are invovled in music and art programs more sports programs should be geared to help children become well rounded individuals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2005

i love this school very much there is gifted programs for kids. there are brand new dell computers and a laptop cart to weel into class rooms they have wireless acsses to the intenet and printing. the resons they dont have resses evey day is becase they have to earn it. if they have good attendence they get to play outside. they have very devoting teachers. they also have a speasial educated class for kids.the school has its very own newspaper. it has dances and fun activites for the kids to do they have pizza partys and ice cream partys. i for one love this school and would not go any were else.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 5, 2005

I don't like this school I think that this school needs more space, more gym, more activities for their students. I also think that the school should give classrooms recess during the summer so that their students won't be in the hot school all day and get fresh air. I also think that they shouldn't give a teacher 34-42 students. how is one teacher going to teach that many children? that's why alot of kids aren't smart because that teachers don't take their time to help their students. The most that the school should give a teacher is 25 children and students should be limited because there are too many children in that school.
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

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46%

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85%

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77%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

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71%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
61%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
74%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students46%
Female50%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income45%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities52%
English language learners20%

Reading

All Students46%
Female53%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income45%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities52%
English language learners8%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students53%
Female49%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income50%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students46%
Female36%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income43%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities51%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students77%
Female67%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income76%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students54%
Female55%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income53%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female48%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income55%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students50%
Female47%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income49%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female55%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income54%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students71%
Female82%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income69%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students52%
Female64%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income49%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students86%
Female86%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income85%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)70%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students67%
Female68%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income64%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learners25%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female57%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income54%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learners8%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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of schools in the state are Above average

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Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in the state.

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Student growth rating 20132What's this?

Student growth rating measures whether students at this school are making academic progress over time. Specifically, the rating looks at how much progress individual students have made on reading and math assessments during the past year or more.

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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISAT results from the state of Illinois.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 value table growth scores from the state of Illinois.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 92% 24%
White 4% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Black 1% 18%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Security personnel
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Ms. Renee P Mackin

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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3221 North Sacramento Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618
Phone: (773) 534-5262

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